Pope Alexander III

1100 - 1181

Pope Alexander III

Pope Alexander III (c. 1100/1105 – 30 August 1181), born Roland (Italian: Rolando), was the head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 7 September 1159 until his death. A native of Bologna, Alexander became pope after a contested election, but had to spend much of his pontificate outside Rome while several rivals, supported by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa, claimed the papacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pope Alexander III has received more than 299,928 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 205th most popular religious figure.

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Among religious figures, Pope Alexander III ranks 206 out of 2,001Before him are Tomás de Torquemada, Joachim, Ambrose, Hagar, Pope John VIII, and Pope Benedict XIII. After him are Pope Leo III, Aleister Crowley, Sathya Sai Baba, Rachel, Elizabeth of Hungary, and Pope Julius I.

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Among people born in 1100, Pope Alexander III ranks 1After him are Muhammad al-Idrisi, Pope Gregory VIII, Pope Innocent II, Pope Honorius II, Albert the Bear, Pope Lucius II, Pope Celestine II, Inge the Elder, Sverker I of Sweden, Pope Adrian IV, and Emperor Qinzong. Among people deceased in 1181, Pope Alexander III ranks 1After him are Taira no Kiyomori, Emperor Takakura, Henry I, Count of Champagne, Mahsati, and Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Provence.

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Among people born in Italy, Pope Alexander III ranks 237 out of 3,282Before him are Adriano Celentano (1938), Luca Pacioli (1445), Bonaventure (1221), Germanicus (-15), Pope John VIII (820), and Pope Benedict XIII (1649). After him are Pope Leo III (750), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Paolo Uccello (1475), Valentinian III (419), and Cimabue (1240).